Kasa Gallery at The New School

SOMETHING IN THE AIR

Kasa Gallery joins a screening of artworks and a conversation between curators/editors Lanfranco Aceti and Pat Badani, Convenor Prof. Sven Travis, and “ManifestAR” founding artists on the subject of Augmented Reality at the Kellen Auditorium -The New School, on Saturday, September 7, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. This emerging technology engages the public sphere in social and political critique by placing – in specific virtual spaces – artworks viewable through ubiquitous, smart mobile devices that integrate sensors, processors, access to networks, and visual/audio displays. The screening of AR works will promote a debate about this new type of mediation as well as engage questions on the disruptive relevance of contemporary performance and site-specific interventions. The artists and curators will discuss the related aesthetic contributions, and furthermore question the political and social impact of the artworks in light of increasingly globalized socio-economic complexities.

The talk follows the publication of a seminal issue on Augmented Reality Art titled “Not Here Not There” Volume 1 and Volume 2, published by the Leonardo Electronic Almanac and edited by Lanfranco Aceti and Richard Rinehart.

Something in the Air: Artists Talk about Interventionist Strategies in Augmented Reality Art will become the foundation for future research and projects on interventionist political and aesthetic strategies at OCR.

Image credit: We Need Something, 2012, Will Pappenheimer. Location-based Augmented Reality iPhone screenshot. This work was located over Queens, NY during the events of the ‘Occupy Wall Street’ movement, in 2012.

 
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